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Austria has more access to capacity than Africa

At mid-year 2010, the country of Austria–with a population of just over eight million, had access to more international Internet capacity than the billion inhabitants of Africa, combined.

Tags: bandwidth, access, capacity, africa, international, 2010, austria

Global internet traffic growth remains strong in 2010.” TeleGeography’s Global Internet Geography. October 6, 2010.

Mp3 players

Nearly half of all American adults (46%) own an mp3 player, and 16% of them use their handheld music players to go online.  Ownership of mp3 players is strongly correlated with age; three-quarters of 18-29 year olds own this type of device.

Tags: mp3 player

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. “Mobile Access 2020,” Washington D.C. July 2, 2010

Game consoles

42% of Americans own a game console like an Xbox or Play Station, and 29% of console owners use their gaming devices to access the internet.

Tags: xbox, game console, play station

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. “Mobile Access 2020,” Washington D.C. July 2, 2010

55% of suburban residents are very satisfied with their home broadband speeds, compared with 48% of rural broadband users and 45% of urban broadband users.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 55% of suburban residents are very satisfied with their home broadband speeds, compared with 48% of rural broadband users and 45% of urban broadband users.

Tags: rural, speed, urban, download, connection, suburban

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.

52% of women are very satisfied with their home broadband speed compared with 48% of men.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 52% of women are very satisfied with their home broadband speed compared with 48% of men.

Tags: speed, download, women, connection, men

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.

53% of those living in households with income over $100,000 are very satisfied with their home broadband speed.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 53% of those living in households with income over $100,000 are very satisfied with their home broadband speed.

Tags: speed, income, download, connection

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.

56% of young adults (between the ages of 18 and 24) are very satisfied with their home connection speed.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 56% of young adults (between the ages of 18 and 24) are very satisfied with their home connection speed.

Tags: speed, download, age, connection

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.

87% of African Americans do not know their home connection speed.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 87% of African Americans do not know their home connection speed.

Tags: speed, african americans, download, connection, blacks

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.

79% of whites do not know their home connection speed.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 79% of whites do not know their home connection speed.

Tags: download, connection, speeds, caucasians, whites

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.

87% of those between the ages of 50 and 64 do not know their connection speed.

When asked about home broadband download speed, 87% of those between the ages of 50 and 64 do not know their connection speed.

Tags: speed, download, connection

Horrigan, John, and Ellen Satterwhite. “Americans' Perspectives on Online Connection Speeds for Home and Mobile Devices.” Federal Communications Commission. June 2010.
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